Cartels & Competition Investigations

Cartels & Competition Investigations - China

Timely advice to protect your interests

In China, cartel investigations are being pursued more aggressively than ever before. The country prohibits companies from collaborating with competitors in price fixing, production limitation, market allocation or to restrict the procurement and development of new technology or new equipment. We protect your legitimate interest by providing timely advice on responding to anti-monopoly investigations carried out by the authorities.

From the very beginning of the investigation, we help you plan your overall strategy – including proposing and implementing appropriate remedies, and applying for leniency or suspension. We also assist you with “reasonable cause” defences and follow-on actions to protect your interests.

As a client, you benefit from our strong competition practice not only in China but also in Europe and Australia. This global strength enables us to deal effectively with investigations by international regulators as well as Chinese regulators.

In addition to responding to enforcement actions, we work closely with you to proactively avoid the risks that come with investigations by developing comprehensive compliance programmes.

Our clients include multinational corporations as well as state-owned enterprises and private companies.  We act for clients across a range of business sectors including, but not limited to: medical equipment, technology, liquid-crystal display panels, auto parts and shipping.

Our advice on cartel law and competition investigations includes:

  • Filing for litigations and complaints to antitrust authorities
  • Advice on litigation and investigations
  • Applications for leniency
  • Advice relating to dawn raids, including performing “mock dawn raids”
  • Compliance advice.

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